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Phone: 646-872-0270
159-34 Riverside Drive West

New York
New York 10032

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Target demographics: K-12 students and adults in theater education workshops

Direct beneficiaries per year: empower and mentor over 200 K-12 and adults students in our educational workshops in New York, Connecticut and Colorado

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Run our front of house including box office, concessions, surveys; Assist in building sets or hanging lights; Assist in our community workshops and work directly with patrons; Volunteer at our on-site benefit, among many other things.

Geographic areas served: New York City

Programs: Storytelling Superstars -- empowering youth through dramatic play
Fraction Reaction -- teaching students budgeting by producing a fictional play
Power to be Present -- empowering students using theater to strengthen life skills
The Woolf Series -- mentoring emerging NYC playwrights
Teach the Teacher professional development workshops
After-school and in-school theater programming
Original play productions directly relating to the common core learning standards

Formed in 2008, the Shakespeare's Sister Company is a New York City headquartered organization. We have stepped out into our community-at-large as a nonprofit dedicated to empowering children through theater education and young adults in professional development workshops, especially in NYC's disadvantaged communities.
SSC in the News! Visit www.shakespearessister.org for a recent article Claire Broad wrote about the Shakespeare's Sister Company and the importance of theater education.

Some Super Proud Milestones in 2013:

1. Artistic Director, Kris Lundberg, taught single-handed over 200 students this year in New York and Connecticut and each student has embraced the value of having their voice heard, their words understood and their presence known

2. Honored as guest speaker at New York Women's Foundation Leadership Luncheon for young women

3. Invited to teach our "Power to be Present" Workshop to high school students at Grab The Torch's summer conference in Colorado

4. Brought our "Storytelling Superstars" class to an after-school program in Brooklyn empowering Pre-K & Kindergarten children in literacy with a creative curriculum

5. Taught monthly creative drama workshops at the Bowery Mission and assisting the shelter residents in embracing their confidence and voice through theater skills

6. Hosted our highly attended free storytelling workshops this winter in Brooklyn and Manhattan at Kidville and the New York Public Library

The difference we're already making in 2014 and our immediate goals...

1. Highly attended "Storytelling Superstars" after-school program in Brooklyn

2. Bowery residents attended monthly creative workshops and have responded as it's given them a sense of purpose and deepening their life skills

3. Producing plays which directly relate with the educational common core learning standards and touring them around the country

4. Expanding our programming to more schools nationwide, both in-school and after-school, for all of our educational workshops Pre-K through young adult.

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Shakespeare's Sister Company is operating in New York City where there will always be a great need for dedicated, energetic, and wholesome community outreach programs. Headed up by Kris Lundberg, who embodies all of the things mentioned above, SSC will undoubtedly touch countless lives. As a ... more »
I joined Shakespeare's Sister Company in February 2012 and it has been a wonderful experience. I have met great people and learned a lot. I have been able to contribute on many levels from attending various events around NYC to help spread the word about the company to working with our team on a ... more »
I entered the Shakespeare's Sister Company not knowing what to expect. However, it soon became clear to me how impactful the company is. Aside from promoting women in the arts, the organization also strives to better its community through various workshops and initiatives. As an Intern, I had the... more »
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